Friday, June 29, 2012

An Antique Edwardian Corset c. 1912


At Shelley Peters' workshop last weekend I had the privilege of trying on one of her antique corsets. This corset dates to about 1912. It is in remarkably good condition, with just a little browning from age.


You can see the boning stops
at the hip on the sides.


The busk gets wider at the bottom, though
it is not exactly a "spoon."











This trim looks very similar to the machine
embroidered cotton trim you can still find today.







2 comments:

  1. Wow what a great opportunity!! And thank you so much for sharing all those great detail photos, that makes for such a great reasource :) (as I bookmark tho page for future reference)

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    1. I always get a little starstuck in the presence of extant pieces :D Happy to share!

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